Install Laravel 5.4 on Windows fast using Laragon ✔

If you’ve been working with Laravel but are a Windows user, you’ve probably had a few headaches. Homestead, the officially supported Vagrant box doesn’t play nice with Windows, and Valet isn’t even available. I found a nice alternative to both. Laragon.

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How to Write JavaScript on Your Own Computer

Web services that provide online code editors and tutorials are great – amazing actually. Websites like khanacademy.org and codecademey.com are terrific at guiding people who are totally new to programming, through the basics of web development, and helping them learn how to make all sort of cool projects. However sites like these also fall short of explaining exactly how these web technologies are used offline, in your own environment. Just you and your computer and a web browser – how do you start making stuff on your own?

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How To Unlock Your Hotel TV When It Won’t Accept HDMI Input

My wife and I had a date night at an Inn, which was a package my dad bought for us as a Christmas gift. Our plan was to spend the night playing Mario Bros. 3 on the Wii U Virtual Console, and obviously, to do that we needed the HDMI input on the hotel room’s TV. Unfortunately the TV was locked so that you couldn’t switch inputs, however I found a way to make it work anyways… here’s how to unlock your hotel TV!

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2015-16 Term 1 Learning Journal UoPeople Week 2

This week my son went back to the babysitter’s so school was much easier for me. I was able to get practically all of my assignments completed on the first day. The coding challenge was simple for me, and having a solid understanding of loops in Java and other languages, I was able to complete the discussion assignment before the reading material.

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Difference Between ‘=’ and ‘==’ in Progamming

In this week at school, our discussion assignment asked us to post about the difference between ‘=’ and ‘==’ in Python. I put a pretty decent amount of effort in this assignment, so I thought I’d share it here.

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Beginner’s Guide to Programming – Interpreters vs Compilers

In our last tutorial we looked at how to install Python and how to start it in our command line. When we opened up Python in our command line, I called it an interpreter. In today’s lesson we will look at what an interpreter is, what a compiler is, and we’ll understand the difference between the two.

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Beginners Guide to Programming – Install Python

Before we move on to anything else, we need to get ourselves set up so we can actually start programming. So in this tutorial we are going to learn how to install Python and an environment called IDLE. At the end, we’ll open our command line, and make our first program.

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Note Taking Strategies for Online Classes – UoPeople

One of the most important skills we can develop as students and professionals, is our ability to take notes. There’s a lot of information that we read both in and out of school, that is very heavy and dense. Because of this, quality note taking is especially important. Continue reading Note Taking Strategies for Online Classes – UoPeople

UoPeople – Week 7 – How I Start my Week

It’s Thursday morning, which means assignments for unit 7 at UoPeople are up today. In the past 6 weeks I’ve started developing a routine for limiting the amount of time I spend on school each week. The system may not be perfect, and I’m sure with time it will continue to improve, but I’d still like to share my process.

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Indenting Paragraphs – WordPress Tutorial

I was trying to find a WordPress Tutorial for indenting paragraphs, and found a lot of misleading information.

Indenting paragraphs? It seems a lot of people who are starting out with WordPress, are finding that this small task is not a very easy thing to do. Now, as I too, am new to using WordPress, it was the very first hurdle I had to jump, and started looking through the forums for an answer, or a tutorial. The solution is much simpler than some of the forum discussions I read, had suggested.

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